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Re: "Usefull languages"

From:Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>
Date:Thursday, February 14, 2002, 13:40
On Wed, 13 Feb 2002 19:59:02 +0000
Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...> wrote:

> On Wed, 13 Feb 2002 15:35:34 -0000 > Kieth Gaughan <kgaughan@...> wrote: > > > > From: Stephen Mulraney [mailto:ataltanie@OCEANFREE.NET] > > > > <snipping explaination of why Irish orthography actually rocks> > > Well, I didn't want to say before I explained it, but you're right ;)
Just remembered somthing - a limerick about Irish spelling :) (BTW "Erse" is some old name for "Irish") There was a young man from Dun Laoghaire Who propounded an interesting thaoghaire - That the language of Erse Had a shortage of verse As its spelling made poets so waoghaire. (The clue you might need is that "Dun Laoghaire" is to be pronounced /du:n lEr'E/, though people commonly "anglicise" it to /dUn lIrI:/ or something like that) Stephen


John Cowan <jcowan@...>